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Grants Support Creation of New Technologies for Understanding the Brain

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center (MBIC) and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) have received close to $7.5 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health through the federal BRAIN Initiative to support innovative research and develop tools that will rapidly advance brain research.

“Carnegie Mellon’s combined expertise in biology, psychology, computer science and engineering has positioned us to be at the forefront of creating new tools and technologies for neuroscience,” said Alison Barth, professor of biological sciences, interim director of CMU’s BrainHub neuroscience initiative and faculty member in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). “The federal BRAIN Initiative’s support is invaluable to increasing our understanding of how the brain communicates.” Read more…